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Karen Gopen
March 31, 1946 - Dec. 2, 2023
Capitola, California
Karen Gopen, 77, of Capitola and a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away December 2, 2023 with family by her side. She was born to the late Jean Dunaway and William Rasmussen in 1946 in Watsonville, California. She graduated from Awalt High School in Mountain View and studied at Foothill College. She worked at Fairchild Semiconductor, where she met her future husband, Howard, and at ...

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Ron Tinseth
July 7, 1958 - Nov. 24, 2023
Redwood City, CA

Tags: veteran

Ron was born in Sacramento, CA where he attended Crocker, Cal, and McClatchy schools. After high school Ron entered the Marine Corp. He served the bulk of his military service at Subic Bay, Philippines achieving the meritorious distinctions of Mortarman and Rifle Sharpshooter. Ron was very gifted as a painter. All his life he painted. His best works were cityscapes of Santa Cruz and Pal...

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Doris Reiner
Jan. 25, 1925 - Nov. 21, 2023
San Jose, California
Doris Reiner, a woman of remarkable versatility and spirit, passed away at the age of 98 on November 21 in San Jose, CA. Born in 1925, in Philadelphia, Doris led a life that spanned continents and industries, leaving an indelible mark on each. Doris grew up in Philadelphia and later in Bayonne, NJ. She met her first husband while in high school. During summer vacations, she attended a program...

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Lucy Louise Lunt
Oct. 25, 2008 - Nov. 18, 2023
Menlo Park, CA
Lucy was an aspiring writer, amazing student, and even better friend. She lifted everyone around her with her positivity and humor. Lucy Louise Lunt, 15, of Menlo Park, CA, passed away at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital on Saturday, November 18, 2023, of complications relating to her neuromuscular disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I. Lucy was born in Redwood City in 2008 to Chad Terran...

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William Ernest Critzer
Aug. 11, 1934 - Nov. 15, 2023
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran, business, public service

Bill passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born August 11, 1934 to Ernest Critzer and Gertrude Bell Critzer. He is a graduate of the University of Miami (Florida) and served in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He and his wife, Pat, and young son arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1960, and have lived in Cupertino, Los Altos, Portland, ...

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Lynn Porter
Oct. 12, 1944 - Nov. 13, 2023
Menlo Park, California
Lynn Porter, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, passed away November 13th from heart complications. From an early start volunteering at Stanford Hospital she continued working in the medical field, shifting from Stanford’s ER to paralegal work with a San Francisco law firm. In 1994 she changed course and became owner of Home & Garden & Kids too! on Santa Cruz Ave. Lynn enjoyed providing a perso...

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Dorothy West Beachler
Feb. 28, 1921 - Nov. 13, 2023
Portola Valley, California
Dorothy West Beachler passed away at her daughters home in Portola Valley, CA on November 13th. She was 102 years old. Dorothy was born in Palmyra New York and was the oldest child of James and Cecile West. She was the first woman in her family to attend college and received her Bachelor's Degree from Miami University of Ohio. She got her pilot's license in her early twenties and was a member of ...

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Maria Teresa Allo
Sept. 11, 1946 - Nov. 9, 2023
Los Altos, California

Tags: teacher/educator

She was class valedictorian of Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey. Maria went on to graduate with honors from Smith College. She pursued a Master’s Degree in zoology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, followed by studies at the Woman’s Medical College of Philadelphia and the University of Michigan Medical School, where she earned her M.D. with a specialization in surgery. Thro...

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Frances K. Dias
June 15, 1923 - Nov. 9, 2023
Santa Rosa, California

Tags: public service

Frances K. Dias passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa, California on November 9, 2023; she was 100 years old. Frances was born to Frank and Rosalie Kracha in Two Rivers, WI on June 15, 1923. She leaves behind three daughters Marianne Dias, Therese Tierney, and Perri Kimono, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Frances graduated from New Trier High School, Wilmette, IL, before atte...

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Richard Charles Ittner
Oct. 17, 1935 - Nov. 7, 2023
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

A lifelong resident of Menlo Park, Richard Charles Ittner passed away peacefully in the early morning of November 7 with his beloved caretakers at his side. He was 88 years old and in cognitive decline. Richard is survived by his daughter Wanda Finch of Casper, Wyoming, two nephews, Peter (El Granada) and David (Hawaii) and his cousin JoAnn Shain of San Francisco. His parents, Al and Svea, b...

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Dieter Folta
Nov. 28, 1943 - Nov. 7, 2023
Palo Alto, California
Dieter Folta was a long time resident of Palo Alto. During Covid, he moved to Berlin to a Senior Residence. He passed away on November 7, just three weeks shy of his 80th birthday. He dealt with Multiple Sclerosis for many years and he was often accompanied any his dog, Koda. One of his favorite haunts was Douce France. He had many friends both near and far. He will be missed....

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Charles William Bradley
Feb. 11, 1937 - Nov. 4, 2023
Palo Alto, CA

Tags: veteran

Charles William Bradley ("Charlie" or "Chuck") died peacefully on November 4, 2023 after a rapid decline from metastatic cancer. He was a devoted father, caring friend, tennis enthusiast, and teller of corny jokes. Born on February 4, 1937 in Estes Park, CO, Charlie was raised in a working class neighborhood of St. Louis, MO with his younger brother Harry by their parents Donna Clark Bradley...

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Susan Joan Moore
Jan. 14, 1952 - Nov. 1, 2023
Palo Alto, California
During the magical hours between October 31st and November 1st, while the veil was at its thinnest, our beautiful mother, Susan Joan Barnhill Moore of Palo Alto, CA, passed peacefully in her sleep. Susan was born January 14, 1952, in Paducah, Kentucky to James Edward Barnhill and Katherine Wood (Barnhill). She was the youngest of seven children. Susan moved to Sunnyvale, CA as a teenager and...

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Eleanor Rose Eisner
May 12, 1937 - Oct. 26, 2023
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

Eleanor Rose Eisner (“Ellie”) died peacefully in her apartment at the Vi of Palo Alto at age 86 on October 26th, 2023, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her children in her last hours. Ellie was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 12th, 1937 to Isidore “Izzy” Rose and Iva Sachs. Ellie attended South Shore High School and was active in her synagogue youth group, serving as Presi...

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Frederick Carl Schwerer
Feb. 1, 1941 - Oct. 24, 2023
Palo Alto, California
Frederick Carl Schwerer III, 82, of Palo Alto, California passed away October 24, 2023, at home, surrounded by his family. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1941, Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Carl Schwerer II and Claire (Swinney), and his sister, Paula Schwerer. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol (Romesburg), his two ch...

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Donald Max Garz
Nov. 11, 1938 - Oct. 22, 2023
Merced, California
Don Garz, age 84 passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Merced, CA, October 22, 2023. Don Garz was born November 11, 1938, in Superior, WI to Bill and Marian Garz. He grew up near the Fish Creek in Orienta and Kinney Valley in Port Wing, WI. Don graduated from South Shore High School, Port Wing, WI, class of 1956. While in high school he participated in athletics and was esp...

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Dr. John Borghi
July 24, 1937 - Oct. 18, 2023
Los Altos, CA

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

Dr. John H. Borghi passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, at age 86. Born in Weehawken, NJ in 1937, “The Doc” or “Sonny” as he was affectionately known grew up in Englewood, NJ. He attended the colleges of Washington & Lee and William & Mary. After a brief stint in Vietnam with the Air Force, John earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Arizona, and in 1967 w...

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